Adjust Your Court Order and Secure an Arrangement That Works For You
Fort Worth Court Order Modification Legal Support
Court orders are not set in stone. As your circumstances change, court orders can be updated to reflect new situations. If you want to modify your existing court order, our award-winning legal team at Sean Lynch, PLLC, is here to represent your interests.
Whether you’re looking to spend more time with your child or pay less money on spousal maintenance, our experienced DFW court modification attorneys will help you achieve your goals.
How Court Orders Are Adjusted
The term of art courts use to determine whether a court order should be modified is “material and substantial change in circumstances.” In plain language, this means we’ll have to prove that the change to your circumstances is compelling enough to warrant an adjustment. The process of getting your post-decree modification granted will look something like this.
- We will review your circumstances and see whether your request has merit
- If it does, we will send a petition to the court
- We will argue our case before the court
- The court will determine whether changes to the court order are warranted
Quality Legal Services at a Price You Can Afford
The court order modification lawyers at Sean Lynch, PLLC, are pleased to offer some of the most affordable legal services in Fort Worth and Arlington. Unlike other law firms in DFW, we are up-front about our pricing, so that you know exactly what you’ll pay.
We are able to offer the majority of our services for an initial retainer of under $2,000; however, some cases, like uncontested matters or enforcement cases, might be less. Likewise, some cases might require additional upfront funds.
What sets us apart from other attorneys is that we do not bill hourly. Rather, we charge based on a flat-rate price structure, which is outlined in your contract. This way, you know exactly what to expect to pay based on what work has been done in your case. No hidden fees, only up-front pricing.
Types of Court Order Modifications
We help our clients modify a wide range of court orders, including the following:
- Child support: If there was a significant change in the earnings or living costs of either party, or if the child in question requires new and extraordinary medical expenses, you may be able to modify your child support orders. According to the Texas Attorney General’s guidelines, you generally must show that there has been a material and substantial change in your income or it has been three years since the entry of your last court order and your child support payment would increase or decrease by at least $100 (or 20%) to execute the modification.
- Spousal maintenance: Same situation as above. Significant and permanent changes to income or living expenses will be the basis for modifying your spousal support order.
- Visitation schedule: We will need to prove that your new circumstances warrants you spending more time with your child. Another path is to argue that your child’s emotional or physical well-being is in danger, and that your child would be safer spending more time with you.
- Asset division: While court orders relating to property division are almost always final, you can modify the order if you can prove the decision was influenced by fraudulent information or mistakes in the proceedings.
DFW Court Order Modification Representation
Even if you have a great argument for getting your court order modified, you should never take the results you want for granted. Fight for them by hiring our award-winning court order modification lawyers in DFW.
If you need assistance getting your court order modified, call today at 817-668-5879 to schedule a consultation with our lawyers today and let us get to work for you.